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Forum: Vaccinations   12-03-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,887
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Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-20-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By Monkey's Mum
Hugs to you. It is so scary to consider getting...

Hugs to you. It is so scary to consider getting pregnant again after a bad bout of PPD. It was a hard decision for me but I'm  5 1/2 months into my second postpartum period and so far so good. By...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   11-20-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Monkey's Mum
Being quick to rage at my child was what led me...

Being quick to rage at my child was what led me to seek help for PPD. I went on Zoloft and joined a PPD support group. The meds helped me be able to regulate my emotions and the rages stopped. The...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 245
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I just asked my 4 year old. He would like to be...

I just asked my 4 year old. He would like to be a kitty. 
Forum: Parenting   02-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I love this idea! I can't wait till spring to...

I love this idea! I can't wait till spring to try this out on my street. We have lots of kids around here and they all play outside and will LOVE this.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-17-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 74
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I love, love, love, Volvo wagons. In fact we...

I love, love, love, Volvo wagons. In fact we have 2! Both are older but still run wonderfully. Lots of room for everyone + guests if you want. Room for strollers, groceries, lumber:). They can tow...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-08-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,608
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I'm 23 weeks as well, and struggling with...

I'm 23 weeks as well, and struggling with depression. I made the decision in the summer to go off zoloft (which I had been on for over two years   with PPD from my first) because I didn't want to be...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 184
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I can build and fix things but DH is way better...

I can build and fix things but DH is way better at it then I am and he really likes to do it so I let him take the lead on it. We used to do more projects together, but now I usually am the one to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 100
Posted By Monkey's Mum
Thanks for sharing that. I try to name the...

Thanks for sharing that. I try to name the different emotions my son has and this was a good article to remind me to keep expanding on the vocabulary. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 127
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I love leftover roast beef with Yorkshire...

I love leftover roast beef with Yorkshire puddings for breakfast. Deviled eggs and salad would go down well also.
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-18-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Monkey's Mum
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Forum: Parents as Partners   01-16-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I agree with the pp that it is important for...

I agree with the pp that it is important for little ones to see the whole process from disagreement to resolution. My dh had parents who never ever disagreed in front of the children and he has had...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-16-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,780
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I was lucky and didn't have much nausea with my...

I was lucky and didn't have much nausea with my last birth so I don't have any personal experience.
 
My midwife  provided "birth supply list" this time lists : Gravol (Dimenhydrinate)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-13-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
  Poll: Bathroom talkers
Views: 208
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I voted to leave as soon as I could. I generally...

I voted to leave as soon as I could. I generally don't like to hang out in public bathrooms even if I know the people. It all seems very high school when I am out with friends and have them join me...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-13-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 57
Posted By Monkey's Mum
We are getting our very 1st real snowfall of the...

We are getting our very 1st real snowfall of the season here in Niagara region ON. It has been a crazy warm winter so far. 
 
I so much prefer tons of snow compared to freezing rain. The 1st...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-11-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Monkey's Mum
Hi,  I believe that often PPD doesn't present...

Hi, 
I believe that often PPD doesn't present itself until several months after birth. In my own case, I think I was running on endorphins and novelty factors until about 5 months when it "all"...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 238
Posted By Monkey's Mum
My Border Collie loves paper products. Toilet...

My Border Collie loves paper products. Toilet paper tubes are a favorite but he has an actual obsession with used tissues. I was having a crying episode a couple of months ago (1st trimester...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 343
Posted By Monkey's Mum
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-23-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 343
Posted By Monkey's Mum
We host a Christmas Eve open house for friends...

We host a Christmas Eve open house for friends and neighbours so we have an assortment of appetizers, cheese, veggies and dips available and just munch all afternoon and evening. This Christmas...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   12-19-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Monkey's Mum
Hugs and warm thoughts to you. I know that PPD...

Hugs and warm thoughts to you. I know that PPD is a tough, tough thing to go through especially when it seems to never end.
 
I ended up upping my meds a bit around 1 year (also the deepest part...
Forum: Site Help   12-18-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I actually was having this problem with firefox...

I actually was having this problem with firefox and MDC. I installed Google Chrome (I had been wanting to try it) and don't have the problem anymore.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   12-16-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Monkey's Mum
1000 mg (1 g) of  omega 3 fatty acids / day is...

1000 mg (1 g) of  omega 3 fatty acids / day is recommended by my midwives for depression. (fish, walnut, flaxseed oil) as well as b-complex vitamins. There is some good information on fighting...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-26-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By Monkey's Mum
 We had a crib sidecar style next to our bed but...

 We had a crib sidecar style next to our bed but DS wouldn't sleep in it. Big waste of money and space. We eventually got a king size bed and that is soooo nice for space (especially with a 3.5 y...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   11-26-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 10,053
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I'll join. Im pretty new to actually posting on...

I'll join. Im pretty new to actually posting on this site but it is hard when it feels like the conversation ends with you.
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   11-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By Monkey's Mum
I love the term Soggy - at least we won't get...

I love the term Soggy - at least we won't get stuck in teeth!! It's funny that on this site there are so many things I do 'wrong' (screen time, disposibles, fast food on occasion , sugar, etc) but...
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